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To George Washington from William Pearce, 20 January 1797


1797 January 20th

Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands Amt [per] Week 48 days
Cr. By hauling Hay & Straw for Horses & Cattle 4
" Hauling Timber for the Carpenters 2
" going to Mill 2 days & Hauling Wood to burn Shells 1 d. 3
" Hauling Wood 8 days cuting of Wood 12 days 20
" Hauling Salt from Alexria 1
" Heaping of Manure 18
" Picking potatoes of frost bitt ones 2
" Repairing of Mill Dam 3
" Killing of 3 Cows some Bull 2 days & carrying Lime into Coopers Shop 3
48
Dr. Ditchers for the Work of 4 hands Amt. [per] Week 24 days
Cr. By repairing the Mill dam & Stoping Leakes in the Race 12
 cuting wood to burn Shells 2
 cuting on new Road 9
 Seting & Burning a Small Lime kell 1
24

Stock 1 Stud 7 Horses 1 Colt 6 Jacks 9 Working Mules 17 do not broke 10 Jeanets 16 Cattle & 8 Sheep decrease 1 Cow killed

Increase 4 Sheep from Union & Dogrun farms

Corn sent to Mill—8 Bushels. John Neale 2 Bushels Meal & James Anderson 2 Bushels Potatoes & one [] & 2 Bushels Salt


Dr. Mudy hole for the Work of 14 hands Amt [per] Week 84 days
Cr. By hauling wheat to Mill 4
" Hauling Meat from Bogus Mill 1 day Manure & Wood 1 2
" cleaning of wheat 17
" Grubing on the road 40, Mauling on do 5 45
" Thrashing Tailings of Wheat, & Shelling Corn a bad day 13
Sick Molly 3
84

Stock 7 Horses, 4 Mules 36 H. Cattle, & one Young Calf & 49 Sheep Increased 1 Calf

Corn sent to Mill 8 1/2 Bushels Wheat to do 130 1/2 Bushels Corn fed to Stock 2 1/2 Bushels


days
Dr. Union Farm for the work of 23 hands Amt [per] Week 138
Cr. By fencing 15 days Hewing of Rails 7 days 22
" cuting & mauling Rails 15 days & cuting of Wood 8 days 23
" Picking up of Corn stalks 10 days, geting posts 3, and Hewing do 4 17
" Hauling of Corn Stalks into the Cow Yard 6
" Hauling of Rails, & wood 8 days 8
" Thrashing & cleaning of Rye 14
" Grubing in the field intended for Corn 16
" Rachel Grubing on new Road 6
Sick Siss 5 days Edy 6, Moses 3 Sam 4 Flora 6 & Patt 2 26
138

Stock 16 Horses, 6 Mules, 69 Horned Cattle, 14 Year Olds, & 3 Calves 121 Sheep, Decrease by Death, the old grey horse, 2 of the Cows that were fattening, & 4 Wedders sent to the Mansion house

  Corn sent to Mill   20 Bushels
Corn fed to Stock 10 Bushels

days
Dr. River Farm for the work of 27 hands Amt [per] Week 162
Cr. By hauling Rails 6, & wood 3 days 9
" " Loading Carts & hauling Corn stalks 6 days hauling Corn to Mill 1 d. 7
" " Cuting & Mauling Rails 16 & diging Sheep Troughs 4 days 20
" Old Matt cuting wood 5 days Cleaning flax 12 days 17
" Grubing 44 days, & Mending Shoes (waiting upon it) 2 days 46
" Attending to Stock 18
" Shelling Corn When Snow & raining 22
Sick Bridgey 6 days Betty 6, Judey 4, Este 3 & Old Ben 4 23
162

Stock 10 Horses, 1 Colt 11 Mules, 84 Horned Cattle, 2 Calves, increase 2 Cattle 206 Sheep 1 Lamb Increase one Lamb

  Corn sent to Mill   20 1/2 Bushes
Corn to Mansion 30 do
do fed to Stock 17 1/2

Dr. Dogue run for the work of 16 hands Amt [per] Week 96 days
Cr. By fencing 18 days, & cleaning round fences 32 days 50
" Cuting, & Mauling Rails 22
" Carting Rails & wood 6
" Spreading Manure 3
" Sawing Timber for broad Rails 2
Sick, Dick 3 days, Sall 6 days Ben 2, & Betty 2 days 13
96

Stock 5 Horses, 1 Colt & 8 Mules, & 70 Horned Cattle & one Calf—138 Sheep Decreased of Sheep 5, of which 4 sent to Mansion to fatt & one Old Ewe died

  Corn sent to Mill   12 Bushels
Corn fed to Stock 10 do

3 Wild Hogs Catched


Dr. Carpenters an Brick Layers for the Work of Nine men for two Weeks amt 108
Cr. By Jointing of plank & fixing a plow in the Coopers Shop a Distilery } 9 Dys
" Getting of Timber for the Shop Use & repairing of Dogue run stalles 27
" Rounding out Cart Wheel Tellows in Bad Weather 12
" Dressing of shingles at River Farm in bad weather 3
" Halling of Timber with the Waggon to the Shop 1
" Sawing of scantling for carts &c. &c. 8
" Isack & Joe in Shop making one Cart for Union Farm repairing two more Do Repairing Cart Wheels Making 4 Spade Handles } 20
Sickness Isack 4 Days 4
84
Brick Layers
By Tom Davis & Mueles digging of Brick dust 20
" Ditto Rounding of Tellows in the time of bad weather 4
24
108 Dys

Mill Grist Dr. Corn Wheat Contra Cr. Meal
To Dogue run Farm 12 By Muddy hole Farm 2
" River Farm 20 " Dogue run Farm 12
" Mansion House 8 " River Farm 13 2
" Muddy Hole 2 " Mansion House 19 3/4
" Toll this Week 3 " James Anderson 1 Bushel Meal 1
By Muddy Hole For        130 1/2 Ditto fine flower 50 Lib
47 130 " John Violet 1
" Joseph Cash 1/2
  Cooper & Miller 1 1/4
Fed of Corn to Hogs 2 1/2 Bushels

Dr. Coopers for the work of one Man & boy Amt [per] Week 12 Days
Cr. By Making Flower Barrels & hooping the Worm Tub 12
Dr. Miller Ben Cr. By working with Mansion house hands 6 Days
Dr. spinners & Knitters for the work of 15 Womeen Amt [per] week 90
Cr. By Betsy Davis spinning 5 Lib of Tow Yarn 6
" Dalsy Do 4 Lib Spinning on the Little Wheel 6
" Anne Do 4 Lib of Ditto 6
" Alsy Do 4 Lib of Ditto 6
" Delia Do 4 Lib of Do 6
" Carolina Do 3 Lib of Do 4
" Delphia Do 1/3 Lib of Do 6
" Matilda Do 6 Lib of Do Spining of the Big Wheel 6
" Judit Do 4 Lib of stocking Yarn 6
" Kitty Do 2 Lib of sewing thread 6
" Charlote Knitting 2 pair of stockings 6
" Lucy Do 1 pair of Do 6
" Sall nolling 6
Sickness Lame Ally 6 Days Doll 6 Days Carolin 2 14
 Lame Peter Knitting 2 pr Stockings 6 days 90 Days
Dr. Gardner for the Work of 3 men Amt [per] Week 18
Cr. By Grubing up Honey Suckle & planting 12
" Carrying Dung into the garden 3
" Lost by snow 3 18

By Grubing up Honey Suckle & planting Harkles 4 Days

Siras 4 Days Frank 2 days

NjMoNP.

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